is a director at Concur IP Consulting, a leading IP consulting company providing high-end IP services to corporates and law firms. He is an IP expert with extensive experience in consulting large companies on patent portfolio optimization and licensing. He frequently handles assessment and evaluation of patents, essentiality analysis of patents towards technical standards and IP target scouting. He has supported technology experts in preparing witness statements to support large telecom companies in international patent arbitrations. His core areas of expertise include mobile devices, display technologies, cellular communication and image processing.
In November 2016, European Payments Council (EPC) launched the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme. With this move, the payment coordination body of the European banking industry has placed over 34 European countries at the center-stage of mobile payments. This scheme will not only spearhead adoption of instant mobile payments and transactions worldwide, but also push the major economies of the World to start regulating the unstructured and incomplete mobile payments legal framework. Growing adoption of mobile payments and steps taken by other regulatory bodies of the world like EPC will certainly push USA to update its own regulatory and legal framework.
With the advent of enhancements in audio-video technology, Virtual-Reality (VR) has taken the world by storm. While VR has been enjoying most of the limelight, another similar technology – Augmented Reality (AR) is catching up fast. The patent landscape of VR is dominated by Sony followed by IBM, Samsung and Microsoft when it comes to total number of patented inventions. Microsoft is the leader in AR when it comes to the number of inventions filed as patents. It has 602 issued patents and published applications distributed among 151 inventions. Microsoft is followed by Samsung, Sony, LG and Qualcomm.